Audi A2 problem - A2owner
Hi
I have had my A2 for 3 years. Always serviced by Audi Garage.
The car has developed a coolant issue which apparently Audi can't resolve - they have been in contact with Audi Germany who say to replace the engine. As the car is 3 years old and has done 120k miles they are basically saying the car has had it.
This is particularly annoying as they have just charged me £800 (to replace the thermostat, radiator, water pump etc )- no change to the problem.
Is this reasonable? I feel aggrieved at losing a car probabaly worth £5k if it did not have this issue.
To be fair the garage has tried hard.
I do not know what to expect as the engine is aluminium (I think) and obviously Audi have discontinued the A2
Grateful for any advice.
Anthony
Audi A2 problem - Aprilia
What's wrong with it? Which engine? Sounds like overheating judging by the parts they've replaced.
Audi A2 problem - RichardW
Whilst it may have a cooling problem, it shouldn't be anything a competent independent shouldn't be able to sort. Even if it needs a 'new' engine, I'd expect to be able to get one from a breakers and have it fitted for <£2K. One suspects the Audi garage is more interested in selling you a new car, rather than actually getting their hands dirty.....

As Aprilia says, give us a bit more info?
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RichardW

Is it illogical? It must be Citroen....
Audi A2 problem - A2owner
Thanks for this
the car is a 1.4 diesel engine
Yes it is overheating
they water/steam vents at the water reservoir they have replaced virtually everything to do with the water system!
and I am still no further on.
The car has been pressure tested - no problems
They are trying to tell me that there must be an obstruction (or something in the engine block which is causing this)
I am not technical but it does seem a bit of a fob off??
Anthony
Audi A2 problem - jc2
Corrosion in the block's water passages???
Audi A2 problem - RichardW
Sounds like the head gasket has gone, or the head is cracked. Have they had it off and had it pressure tested? Somehow I think not given you have only spend £800, and had all those other things done at the high dealer rates / parts prices. Time to find an independent me thinks.....
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RichardW

Is it illogical? It must be Citroen....
Audi A2 problem - nortones2
It might well be a head gasket, as RichardW thinks. The A2 OC people have some examples of head-gasket failure and remedies short of entire engine replacement. www.a2oc.net/forum/index.php Search under coolant I suggest.
Audi A2 problem - Aprilia
Yes, likely head gasket or cracked/porous head. I would get it to an independent repairer - even so, you will need to brace yourself for a fairly large bill, but less than the cost of a new engine!
 

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